Rio Bonito House by Carla Juacaba
The Rio Bonito House is a different weekend home located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This project was completed in 2005 by Carla Juacaba.
Description by Carla Juacaba:
“The mountain of Freiburg in the Hinterland of the Rio Bonito Lumiar, was the place chosen for the construction of the residence-retreat director of the museum of unconscious images.
The proximity of the river has become a determining factor for the party adopted.
Two thick stone walls, supporting four metal beams which support the slabs and floor covering. The weight of the structure contrasts with the lightness of the span, highlighted by two skylights that separate the slab above the structural walls.
On the back wall windows are floor to ceiling tears that give continuity to the horizontal of vertical skylights.
The house down to the floor is protected from moisture and weather, and at the same time allows the view of the river passing by.”
Photos by Nelson Kon